Thursday, July 03, 2008

American Tune



Still, when I think of the road we're travelin' on
I wonder what's gone wrong
I can't help it
I wonder what's gone wrong

And I dreamed I was flying
And high up above my eyes could clearly see
The Statue of Liberty
Sailing away to sea
Paul Simon wrote the song shortly after Richard Nixon won re-election in 1972. The lyrics speak of his disappointment with the result of the election.

After seven years of the Bush presidency, the lyrics that fit that time seem apt today as well. We have been traveling down a dark road, moving away from our special place in the world as a safe haven for liberty, a refuge for the huddled masses yearning to breathe free, a beacon of hope to the world.

Perhaps you can't be "forever blessed" but let us hope in the future, confident in our abilities, and work together to undo the mistakes and misdeeds of the Bush years, as best we can.

posted at 8:47:00 AM by Neil

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